When I moved into my apartment at the end of August, I made it my mission to create a living environment that was as homey as possible. As a self-proclaimed homebody, I spend a lot of time in my apartment, which often feels stifling. Determined to find a way to make my home warm and inviting, I set out into the world to find inspiration. As I did, I noticed a multitude of plant shops popping up all over the place. Little boutique havens filled with plants of all types and sizes! Each shop is designed uniquely, but with equal charm and delight.
Plants clean the air we breathe. So, having them around, in effect, makes us happier, healthier, more efficient, and more prone to creativity! And this is important because our home should be a relaxing space for family and friends, but most importantly, for ourselves! Plants need to be cared for in order to grow and flourish and in return, encourage our own nourishment! Read on for a roundup of our favorite plant shops (aka: hangout spots)!
The Sill started out as an online service delivering plants directly to doorsteps. Along with the online store, this year The Sill has opened two storefront locations in Manhattan which display all sorts of plants year round and are a beautiful escape from the concrete jungle. Aiming to spread the plant love and knowledge, every plant from The Sill comes with simple care instructions, a money-back guarantee, and direct access to plant experts to answer any and all questions, making your plant parenting experience as easy as possible.
Here at the Atelier, we are so lucky to have this shop right on our very own corner! Plantshed functions as an online service, but most importantly their Prince street location is a combination of plant shop and cafe! If you’re looking for a place to work that feels infinitely homier than starbucks, Platshed is the perfect spot. You’re surrounded by fresh-air-giving plants with all the latte goodness you could want–what could be better?? And on your way out, ask a friendly employee to recommend a new plant friends to take home!
A hidden haven on Rivington, Green Fingers Market is a combination of your ideal vintage shop and plant store. A boutique to freshen your closet and the air in your home. Featuring unique plants of all shapes and sizes, this tiny store is the perfect place to get your hands on a plant along with beautiful ceramic pots and other plant decorations. The entire shop is managed by Japanese plant artist Satoshi Kawamoto. He has aesthetically curated shops all over the world including Milan and Tokyo. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice on the best plants for your living condition, because there are plenty of beautiful leafy friends to take home.
For those of you who don’t live in New York but are looking for a similar modern plant shop, Bloomscape is an exclusively online shop that ships nationwide. Plants are cared for by plant experts in a greenhouse and kept in optimal condition until packaged and shipped to your door in less than a week, still in perfect condition. Plant expertise is their speciality, from simple, customized care instructions included with your plant to real-time expert support, they want to make plant care easy.
And let’s not forget, for our french readers, this beautiful shop in Paris! Les Fleurs has more to offer than just plants and floral arrangements. They sell jewelry, prints, and home accessories too. This eclectic boutique is a dreamy spot in which to find everything you need to beautify the space you love!